Saturday, October 09, 2004
Presidential candidates arrested as they appear for debate.
No, it's not a coup -- not those candidates.
Just as the debate began, two third-party presidential candidates purposely crossed a police barricade and were arrested. Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian Party candidate Michael Badnarik were protesting their exclusion from the debate.Arresting the Green and Libertarian candidates is the "topping on the cake" for the debate committee?
Cobb's message: "To expose the undemocratic nature of these debate, this election and our government. These are not debates, these are infomercials."
"This is a great feather in our cap," said Steve Givens, head of the school's presidential debate steering committee. "The visibility is the topping on the cake." (AP)